Town of Canmore

Environmental Advisory Review Committee (EARC)

EARC’s duties include providing advice to Council about environmental initiatives and policies related to the Town of Canmore. EARC also advises Council about public awareness and understanding of particular environmental issues that may arise. Finally, Environmental Impact Statements and Environmental Impact Assessments may be reviewed by EARC with a report of EARC’s findings presented to Council.

This Committee also oversees a set of environmental initiatives that involve the community in environmental stewardship. The goal is to help move Canmore towards a more sustainable future with less negative impact on the environment.

On September 6, 2022 Council dissolved the committee, as an internal review found there was no longer a need for EARC to play a role in the review of environmental impact statements and assessments. To read more on the decision, see item H1 in the September 6 council agenda package pdf here (22.32 MB) .

The committee consists of a minimum of five and a maximum of seven public members and one member of council. Committee members are appointed by Council in late October every year for a term not to exceed two years. Current members are:

Public Members
Waverley Birch
Glynis Carling
Ken Hodges
Kevin O'Neil
Bob Raina
Ralph Walicki 

Council Representative
Councillor Jeff Mah

Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley Liaison
Gareth Thomson

For more information contact the Committee Liaison at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

EARC Minutes & Agendas

Meeting Documents

DateEARC MinutesEARC AgendasWebcast
Jun 20, 2022 - AgendaWebcast - EARC
May 30, 2022MinutesAgendaWebcast - EARC
May 02, 2022MinutesAgendaWebcast - EARC
Mar 14, 2022MinutesAgendaWebcast - EARC
Feb 07, 2022MinutesAgendaWebcast - EARC
Dec 13, 2021MinutesAgendaWebcast - EARC
Sep 13, 2021MinutesAgenda -
May 10, 2021MinutesAgenda -
Apr 19, 2021MinutesAgendaWebcast - April EARC meeting
Mar 01, 2021MinutesAgenda -
Feb 01, 2021MinutesAgenda -
Dec 07, 2020MinutesAgendaWebcast - EARC Three Sisters Smith Creek EIS review
Nov 09, 2020MinutesAgenda -
Oct 05, 2020MinutesAgendaWebcast - EARC Three Sisters Village EIS review
Aug 19, 2020MinutesAgenda -
Mar 09, 2020MinutesAgenda -
Jan 06, 2020MinutesAgenda -
Nov 12, 2019MinutesAgendaWebcast - Town of Canmore Council Meeting
Aug 12, 2019MinutesAgenda -
May 13, 2019MinutesAgenda -
Mar 12, 2019MinutesAgenda -

The Town of Canmore is located within Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Canmore area, known as “Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “shooting at the willows”) and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Goodstoney First Nation – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3, within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory. We commit to working to live in right relations and to advance Truth and Reconciliation.

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